Q Acoustics Media 4 Soundbar
The Hi-Fi Soundbar with built-in subwoofer
The Q Acoustics Media 4 is a high performance soundbar,
designed to deliver high fidelity music and high quality audio from a
TV, set top box, tablets and smartphones.
The Q Acoustics M4 features advanced ‘BMR’ (Balanced Mode
Radiator) speaker drive units, which produce extraordinarily wide sound
dispersion. This not only creates clear room filling sound, but also
means every listener will enjoy the same outstanding sound quality
wherever they sit in the listening room.
The M4’s real bass is created by its acoustically
matched, built-in, high performance subwoofer. You will enjoy a genuine
‘cinema’ audio experience with the Q M4, compared with using your TV
Naturally, because the Q M4 is a ‘Hi-Fi’ Soundbar, it is designed to play music and movies with equal accomplishment.
With both analogue and optical inputs, the unit is in
reality a complete one-box, standalone hi-fi system in it’s own right.
It can also be used with a variety of other entertainment sources such
as streaming services like Spotify, CD players, portable music players,
computers and internet radio.
Extensive market research into what customers really want
helped us design the M4. You told us you wanted a very discreet single
box solution, eliminating the need for extra boxes and cables.
The M4’s slim design and built-in subwoofer obviously
overcomes the need for a separate subwoofer box and extra cables. When
wall-mounted, using the included wall bracket, the distinctive flared
shape of the M4 allows sufficient clearance behind the unit for the
The Media 4 Soundbar uses ‘BMR’ loudspeaker drive units.
These not only deliver outstanding sonic performance, but also disperse
the sound across an exceptionally wide area. This means, wherever you
sit in your room, you’ll still enjoy the full hi-fi or home cinema
experience. The diagram below shows exactly how the BMR drive units
deliver its amazing performance no matter where you sit. Q Acoustics
provides true audio with no added effects or digital signal processing
to degrade the sound.
Ease of use
Using the Q M4 soundbar could not be easier. Simply plug it
in, connect it to the source and it’s ready to use. The M4 comes with a
small five button IR remote control; however the soundbar can also be
operated by the remote controls which come with ‘Sky’ and ‘Virgin’
This means fewer remotes to worry about, whilst still being
in complete control. Better still, to save power, if the soundbar is not
been used for 20 minutes, it automatically goes into standby, Therefore
you do not have to worry about switching it off after every time that
you use it.
Television and Movies
When you think about a soundbar you generally think it is to
be used with a television. However, the Media 4 soundbar is perfect
whether you simply want to enhance your normal TV sound, enjoy great
music or if you simply want to be fully immersed in a movie you’re
watching. It brings a new level of enjoyment to your TV and movie
watching. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it before.
Enjoy your music
There are simply so many ways you can enjoy your music on
the new Q M4 soundbar. Whether you connect your CD player with analogue
interconnect cables or wirelessly stream to it using the Bluetooth
technology, you can listen to your music in true high-quality sound.
When you’re entertaining, why not stream straight from your Spotify
account on your smartphone? Whatever your source, you’re going to love
listening to your new ‘M4’.
Enhance your Gaming experience
Connecting the Q M4 soundbar to your games console will
truly enhance your experience. Whether you play online, with a friend,
or simply on your own, you’ll almost feel like you are in the game. The
soundbar can be connected to the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and other
similar consoles to deliver a fantastic gaming experience.
What can the soundbar be connected to?
The digital optical and analogue inputs of the Q Acoustics
Media 4 (Q M4) soundbar mean it can be connected to a wide range of
entertainment sources; from your television, Sky or Virgin box, CD, DVD
or Blu-ray player, all the way through to your smartphone, tablet,
portable music player, computer or internet radio. The unit is also
Bluetooth compatible (using aptX Lossless for audio streaming). This
wireless connection can sync to almost any Bluetooth compatible audio
device and can remember up to eight pairings. So when friends or family
come over, a previously paired ‘guest’ music player can get connected in
Can I pair more than one Bluetooth device?
The unit is also Bluetooth compatible using aptX lossless
Bluetooth for audio streaming. This wireless connection can sync to
almost any Bluetooth compatible audio device. The M4 can remember up to
eight pairings, so when friends or family come over, a ‘guest’ music
player can get connected in seconds. The aptX Bluetooth we use is V4.0
but is compatible with older devices and will work with most V3.0, V2.1,
V2.0 even V1.2 devices.
The unit can have up to eight Bluetooth devices in its
pairing list. When you pair with the 9th device the details of the first
device will be lost. Once the unit is connected with a device, it will
automatically stop searching for other devices. To connect to another
device, either disconnect the currently connected source on the device
itself, or press the Bluetooth Pair button on the rear panel of the
What is NFC Connectivity?
NFC stands for ‘Near Field Communication’. This allows you
to link any NFC enabled device to the soundbar by simply touching your
device to the ‘pairing’ point on the top of the soundbar as shown in the
diagram below. Once you’ve connected via NFC you can stream music
wirelessly via Bluetooth to the soundbar within a certain range.
Where to place my soundbar
The great thing about the Media 4 soundbar is that it can be
placed nearly anywhere you wish. The three usual areas are: (a) on your
TV stand, where its slim depth will allow it to fit on or into the many
different TV stands. (b) wall mounted, to leave your home virtually
clutter free and (c) placed on any other piece of furniture from a
bookshelf to table. As the soundbar has so many outstanding features, it
doesn’t just have to be used with your television and, as a result
looks, great anywhere in your home.
How to wall mount the soundbar
If your television is placed on your wall, the Q Acoustics
Media 4 (Q M4) soundbar is a perfect match. It can be wall mounted using
the wall mounting plate provided in the box. Please see the diagram
below which explains how to wall mount the Q Acoustics soundbar.
How to fix the feet on to the soundbar
The feet that come with the Media 4 soundbar are designed to
reduce the vibration, and enhance the soundbar’s sonic performance. We
advise you to attach these feet if you are not wall mounting the
product. Please see the diagram below to show you how to fix the feet on
to the soundbar.
What’s in the box?
At Q acoustics we like to provide you with everything that you need to
enjoy your products as much as you can. In the box for the Media 4
soundbar you get; the soundbar itself, the 5 button remote control, a 2
metre RCA Phono lead, a 2 metre 3.5mm Jack lead, 3 anti-vibration feet
with 6 screws to screw them into place, a wall mounting plate, a UK AC
mains cable, an EU AC mains cable, and also a user manual.